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Randall Thompson, arr. Ying Quartet: Alleluia

Originally performed on Backstage Pass on January 25th, 2013. Comprised of Eastman faculty members, the Ying Quartet performs internationally in some of the world’s greatest concert halls, from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall. To learn more about the Ying Quartet, visit: http://www.esm.rochester.edu/faculty/ying_quartet/

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Bedlam performs 16th century music for soprano voice and lute. Their name comes from the nickname from the 15th and 16th century Bethlem Royal Hospital in London, England, which in its time was an infamous psychiatric facility. The name came to mean “a state of madness, chaos, and the irrational nature of the world.” They performed in Rochester in February 2015 at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word as part of Pegasus Rising

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Diane Smith, flute
Judith Ricker, oboe
Margaret Quackenbush, clarinet
Mary Hickson Hunt, horn
John Hunt, bassoon

Paul Patterson: Westerly Winds

Formed in 1982, The Antara Winds have performed frequently on “Live from Hochstein” and perform in concert around the greater Rochester area. They played Paul Patterson's "Westerly Winds," inspired by West Country folk tunes, on Live from Hochstein's spring season in 2015.

Roger Bourland: Both Page and Pen
Eleanor Daley: Rise Up My Love
Pablo Casals: Nigra Sum

Founded in 2000, Concentus Women’s Chorus performs concerts of new and old choral works in the Greater Rochester and Central New York area. To learn more about Concentus, visit: http://www.concentus.org/home. This recording is from their performance on Live from Hochstein.

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Debussy: Act 4 & 5, Martyrdom of St. Sebastian

The Eastman Philharmonia and Chorale performed the last two acts of Debussy’s five act mystery play on the subject of St. Sebastian, as part of the Prismatic Debussy Festival. To learn more about these student ensembles, visit: http://www.esm.rochester.edu/

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http://www.ideastream.org/news/from-severance-hall-to-hough-the-cleveland-orchestra-visits-its-neighbors

The Orchestra's new Executive Director Andre Gremillet points to the neighborhood residencies as an important way to create new connections between the musicians and people across the region.

"It's all about how do you make more of an impact," says Gremillet.  "How do you make a difference as an orchestra in the community where you are?"

Read more about the Cleveland Orchestras impact on communities around Cleveland.

Interested in Steve Jobs, Georgia O'Keefe or Alice in Wonderland? They are all explored in new music in the upcoming American concert season.

Don Hunstein/Warner Classics

Few violinists equal him in charisma and sensitivity. Itzhak Perlman is one of a kind. His rare performances sell out Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, and when he canceled a North Carolina concert earlier this year as a political protest, the ensuing uproar made international headlines. 

On his 71st birthday, take a closer look at his fascinating life in this excellent retrospective from NPR.

Violinist Vilde Frang earns accolades

Aug 30, 2016
https://www.theviolinchannel.com/vilde-frang-gramophone-magazine-concerto-prize/

30 year old VC Artist, Vilde Frang has been awarded the prestigious ‘Concerto Recording of the Year’ accolade by Britain’s Gramophone Magazine.

Listen to her perform

The Glimmerglass Festival, located just North of Cooperstown, NY has announced the appointment of a new Director of its Young Artists Program.

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